Shelley Coldiron has been the Executive Director of W.O.L.F. Sanctuary since July 2012. She has served on the W.O.L.F. Board of Directors since late 2011. Dr. Coldiron has B.S. and Master’s degrees from Wright State University. She received her Ph.D. in 1993 in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University where she also taught analytical chemistry. She has been the Founding CEO and CTO of several biotech companies and is an expert in developing commercial applications for university-developed technologies. She has published numerous scientific articles and holds several patents in chemistry, devices and nanotechnology.
For over 30 years she Shelley been intimately involved with the rescue, sanctuary and rehabilitation of both shelter and wildlife animals namely canids, felines and birds of prey. Shelley has been involved with W.O.L.F. shortly after her move to Colorado in 2010. If she finds any down time she can be spotted enjoying the company of her four shelter dogs, bouldering and rock climbing.
Senior Operations Director
Laura is an innovative executive with extensive operational, program development, sustainability, and compliance experience who has worked across multiple industry sectors. One of her greatest successes includes being appointed by four different governors to serve five terms on the CO State Board of Health, for which she served as president for four. Laura is passionate about animal welfare and enjoys spending quality time with the four-legged residents at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary. Most often you can find her working diligently as she enhances W.O.L.F.’s Red Feather property in preparation to bring the wolves and wolf dogs to their new forever home.
Marketing and PR Manager
Laura is joining the team as the new Marketing and PR Manager, she recently graduated with a degree in Business Administration and minors in Advertisement as well as Strategic Management. She has always been in love with wolves and when she was younger decided to pursue a career in wolf rescues. Laura is currently volunteering her time and efforts and is excited to work with the sanctuary in new design and development projects . In her free time she enjoys cooking, painting and making jewelry as well as spending time outdoors with her husband and her 8 month old puppy.
Kendra began volunteering at W.O.L.F. in the fall of 2018, shortly after completing her PhD in astrophysics, and became a staff member a few months later in January 2019. She knew that, as fascinating as astrophysics is, her heart lay with helping animals – in the wild or in captivity. She plans to make a new career in the wildlife field and what better way to start than with W.O.L.F.! She enjoys the multifaceted nature of working with W.O.L.F. and getting to know all the quirky personalities of the residents. In her time off, she enjoys everything outdoors and traveling to new and exciting places.
Olivia Van Vleet
Olivia started out as an intern with WOLF after earning a degree in Wildlife Biology from CSU. She has always been a lover of animals and science. After working with various wildlife such as prairie dogs, raptors, songbirds, black-footed ferrets, ungulates, etc., she feels she has finally found her calling working with the wolves. Olivia was very excited to join the WOLF team the summer of 2019. She loves spending her time in the outdoors, experiencing all Colorado has to offer. She enjoys camping, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, trail running, and anything that gets her away from the city and closer to the plants and wildlife that surround us.
Teva Stone, DVM
Dr. Teva Stone was on the W.O.L.F. Board of Directors for 2016-2018. She is a 2009 graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest and love for surgery. She is employed by the Wellington Veterinary Hospital in Wellington, CO.
Dr. Stone often treats many of the animals at W.O.L.F. She has done routine medical examinations and assisted Dr. Bright on complex surgeries for W.O.L.F. animals. She has also performed annual field examinations at the Sanctuary. In a recent W.O.L.F. Magazine article Dr. Stone expressed her feelings about W.O.L.F.: “I think W.O.L.F. is extraordinary. The things they do for these animals, the sacrifices they make – I admire each and every one of the people involved. Their dedication to this cause is inspiring and it makes me even more excited to be a part of this team.”
Rescue Coordinator & Volunteer
Keith has been an avid supporter and volunteer for W.O.L.F. Sanctuary over the years. He works diligently to assist in our rescue missions, as well as educational events, and much more! Keith is the main point of contact for our nationwide rescue services and has a background in phenotyping wolves/wolf dogs and understanding canine behavior. He is a graduate of the National Animal Control Humane Officer academy through the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) and Colorado State University.
Facilities and Maintenance Assistance
Meet Tony, W.O.L.F.’s seasonal maintenance assistant. Tony joined the W.O.L.F. team this winter during the off-season of his regular business—Tony’s Handyman and Landscaping Service, LLC. He is especially fond of the different wolf dog personalities at the sanctuary, especially Ashima and Topaz, two beautiful animals that can coexist with humans and nature.
Events Coordinator & Volunteer
Rescue Assistant & Volunteer
Rescue Assistant & Volunteer
Kindful Manager & Volunteer
Receipts Manager, Events Assistant, & Volunteer